You May Also Like

Well+Good - Padma Lakshmi gets real about her battle with endometriosis

Padma Lakshmi gets real about her battle with endometriosis

Are inflammation and bloating different?

Bloating and inflammation: What’s the difference, and should you be concerned?

Sleep tips for Sleep Awareness Week

5 ways to get your best night of rest ever, in honor of Sleep Awareness Week

horoscope health wellness Jennifer Racioppi

Happy astrological new year! (Yep, that’s a thing—here’s what you need to know)

The dark can help you sleep

The secret to better sleep may be restoring your ancestral connection to the dark

New Moon Reset March 2018

Ready for the new moon? Try this guided ritual outdoors for *extra* earth-mama magic

6 reasons to cherish your alone time

Spending time alone can be extremely beneficial to your mental health and happiness. Here's why.

Alone time

By Brett Blumenthal for

I love to be alone. This may sound absurd, but for me, being alone is somewhat therapeutic. On one hand, you could chalk this up to the fact that I am an only child. Many only children are very comfortable being alone and are happy doing things by themselves. Or, you might think it is because I am an introvert (Although I have very extroverted moments, I am indeed an introvert at heart). Whatever the case may be, when I don’t have enough time for myself, I feel drained, antsy and over stimulated. As a result, alone time becomes very important.

It doesn’t matter what I do when I am alone, as long as I get my ‘me time’ fix. I might shop. I might write. I might take a run. I might take a bath. I might even just veg out in front of the TV. Whatever the activity, it gives me the time I need to get away from others and to let myself recharge.

Keep reading for 6 reasons why alone time is beneficial to your mental health and happiness…

More Reading from

9 keys to reconnecting with happiness
A little dirt might be good for you